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Cardinal boys eye repeat of state XC title

Medical Lake claims big victory at 1A districts


November 2, 2017

Paul Delaney

Medical Lake's Mason Williams shows pain on his face in the early going of last Thursday's District 7 1A cross country championships at Chewelah Golf and Country Club. Williams worked through it to finish fourth overall, right behind teammate Tyler Pena to lead the Cardinals to the title and a team berth at Saturday's state championships in Pasco where Medical Lake seeks its third championship in five years.

There are no bold predictions from head coach Gene Blankenship on chances the Medical Lake boy's cross country team will add a third state championship to the school's trophy case this Saturday.

Instead, Blankenship is traveling the safe path saying, "It's going to be between us, Meridian or Northwest," at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco for the 1A title. Meridian High is from Bellingham and Northwest is a private school near Seattle.

The girls race starts at 10:30 a.m. with the boys getting the starting gun at noon.

Medical Lake's boys became part of the conversation, as expected, when fi...

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